UNSW Sunsprint Challenge Day 1

We had a record number of teams participate in this year’s UNSW Sunsprint Challenge with six St Clare’s College cars featuring prominently throughout today’s racing. The weather was perfect for solar car racing with clear sunny skies enabling the teams to fine tune their cars throughout the morning’s time trials. The afternoon presented a few challenges with light cloud moving and strong winds playing havoc with the set up of the cars. The rule most teams use to select their gearing is’ ‘low light low gear, high light high gear’ so consistency… Read More

2019 Cars Taking Shape — UNSW Sunsprint Challenge

As we head into the final week of preparations for the 2019 UNSW Sunsprint Challenge the teams have been busily getting their cars prepared for two days of solar car racing. The Sunsprint Challenge takes place on the Village Green at UNSW on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th September. Friday is a day for testing […] via 2019 Cars Taking Shape — UNSW Sunsprint Challenge

Navigating a Sexed-Up World

A special parent forum is being held on Tuesday, 3 September at St Mary’s Cathedral with Melinda Tankard Reist as guest speaker. It looks at the sexualisation of children and what we can do about it. We strongly encourage you to consider attending this event, with your daughter. RSVP is essential – please click on the invitation below and follow the link to RSVP details. We hope to see many parents at this Forum. Parent Forum – Melinda Tankard Reist

Year 8 Visual Arts Excursion — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

On Monday the 29th of July, Year 8 took part in a Visual Arts excursion to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) and Luna Park Sydney. Students were encouraged to explore the different elements of contemporary art. By evaluating, describing and discussing different pieces in the Shaun Gladwell exhibition — such as the videography artwork […] via Year 8 Visual Arts Excursion — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

microShower Update — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Our Year 8 SteamPunk students have been working on further developing their ‘microShower’ device that came out of their work with the team at UTS SteamPunk Girls. The device has now been through a few stages of development with the team 3D printing their design each time an alteration is made. They have two […] via microShower Update — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

NCSS Challenge 2019 — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

The National Computer Science School Challenge is up and running again for 2019. This year we have our 7 Newman class and our 8.1 class taking part in the Challenge. We are looking to see if it is possible to embed the Challenge within the Stage 4 curriculum. The NCSS Challenge lasts for 5 weeks […] via NCSS Challenge 2019 — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Art & Design Exhibition 21-23 August 2019

Maths Pathway Update — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Our Year 7 students have now been using the Maths Pathway program for two terms and it is worth looking at how it has changed the way we teach Mathematics in Stage 4. One of the common misconceptions about Maths Pathway is that it is an online program that students work through with little interaction […] via Maths Pathway Update — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

Newman Symposium Update — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

It is worth reflecting on the work done by our students at the Newman Symposium last week. All five teams performed brilliantly and impressed everyone with their knowledge of the many different components that would be required to send humans to Mars. The presentations were required to follow a set format, starting from the introduction […] via Newman Symposium Update — Authentic Learning at St Clare’s

CGSSSA AFL Success — Sport@St Clare’s

A big congratulations to our Junior AFL team on taking out the CGSSSA AFL competition today. The team, coached by Mr Cooper, played some sensational football proving too strong for their opposition through the rounds and ultimately the grand final. A more detailed report on their success will be posted shortly. via CGSSSA AFL Success — Sport@St Clare’s